Activity #1:Small group discussion (face to face/blog/on-line discussion) after ‘provocative question’ provided by teacher. (for example ‘Rats are pests – why don’t we exterminate them?)

Read Living Planet p6-9. Watch the two videos.

Removing elephants 

 Answer: ‘Why is biodiversity important?

Activity #2: Think about and plan a short presentation on the implications of human interference on biodiversity. Use one of the following scenarios ..‘Which species to remove and which species to keep and which species to eat.’

Your presentation should last 10 minutes (no less than 8 slides) and include examples of what you could do to  maintain biodiversity.